Buying Your First Home

Learn everything you need to know about buying your first home. A counselor can:

  • Review your finances and credit report
  • Help you find out how much you can afford for a mortgage payment
  • Give you information about programs for first-time homebuyers

Set-up an appointment with our counselors and get the answers to your most pressing financial and housing questions. Contact a counselor at 773-769-5800 or

Print our intake form, which includes a list of items to bring with you.

What To Bring To Your Counseling Session:

  • One month most recent pay stubs
  • Past two years Federal Tax Returns (W-2s and 1040s)
  • Past three months bank statements (including savings, checking, 401(K)
  • plan, IRA, etc.)
  • Letter verifying other types of income (SSI, child support, etc.)
  • If possible, a recent credit report

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